Yes. Definitely have to finish. And beyond those few quibbles, it was a good book. If not for the dissonance between how Jordan wrote the characters and how Sanderson did, it would have been a great book.
Will pick up ToM soon. Just putting it off, because I'm desperate for info. :P
About Sanderson. He's doing a great job overall, but there are a few quibbles that just made me cringe. The anyway transition from one subject to another, with dialogue or prose, just became too much. It's an amateur move to a writer who should know better. I literally threw the book across the room when I read it twelve times too many. Rage! :P.
A thought just occurred to me. What if Bear Grylls eats everything he finds in the wildlife not for the sake of his show, but because he's genuinely addicted? He puts up a front of revulsion but inwardly he finds larvae, scorpions, and piglets irresistible? In the future, when he retires, he'll still plunge into the wilderness so that he can continue devouring wildlife delicacies.
'sup, Rusty? Any update for Ectomancer in the works? Been three months since the last one (not that I can talk, but w/e ) Or is RL getting in the way? In that case, lock it out of your room. I tried that and it almost worked -- not that my Uni Prof was happy when I didn't finish my assignment for the week